Santa Clara will forever be remembered as the site of the last battle of the Cuban Revolution, where Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara led a group of rebels in a mission to derail an armoured train, resulting in the definitive defeat of the Batista regime. And though bullet holes still bear witness to the hardships of the revolution, today, Santa Clara is a youthful and ferociously creative city, whose large student population contributes to the vibrant nightlife and artistic scenes, and a forward-thinking mentality, making it a unique place in Cuba.
||Cuba uses two distinct currencies: Cuban Peso (CUP) and Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC).
CUP can only be used by Cubans and residents of Cuba.
Visitors to the island will be doing most, if not all, of their transactions in CUC. It is technically the only currency tourists are allowed to use. Prices at most restaurants and shops will be displayed in CUC.
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||Most establishment in Santa Clara tend to open between 10 and 11am. Restaurants and bars can stay open late, while shops usually close in the early evening, at about 6pm.